Venturing to the deepest points of our oceans or exploring the endless void of outer space are experiences that have traditionally been reserved for an elite few in the scientific community. This has been changing in recent years as a handful of agencies are now giving members of the public the chance to take part in one of these once-in-a-lifetime experiences, one of the latest of which is Space Perspective, which is offering up trips in its cutting-edge Neptune vessel.
Working out of an operations center at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida, the space tourism startup’s Neptune Spaceship is a touted as a “high-performance balloon and pressurized capsule” that can ferry eight passengers to altitudes of 100,000 feet (or just shy of 19 miles above the earth). Lasting approximately six hours, this bucket list experience launches for the KSC, and culminates with a NASA-style ocean landing where parties are collected via boat. The journey is still in the development phase, with unmanned test flights scheduled for 2021 prior to opening the experience up to members of the public. For more information or to reserve a seat on-board Neptune, you can visit the Space Perspective website linked below.